Sunday, November 11, 2012

Halloween In Arizona

Pumpkin Carving:

Outside because it is 90 degrees

and a lot less messy


Braxton getting ready for the

Ghost Shooting Gallery at Trunk-Or-Treat

Arizona style in shorts and flip flops

ghost gallery1

My first Homemade costume

She loved it, but when your trick or treating in Arizona and 90 degrees

this costume can be a little too hot.



Megan checking out her loot. 

When you acquire 7 lb. of candy, because you live in a retirement community and all the old people love giving your kid handfuls of candy, it is time to share.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012


So we haven’t been super good at updating lately, but here is what has been going on in Arizona this fall.

We attended the annual Art in The Park and only come home with this.

art in the park

We went to Apple Annie’s with Beth’s family over fall break and had fun picking pumpkins and getting lost in a corn maze.

corn maze 1pumpkinscorn maze 2

Megan and I had a fun Halloween Craft Saturday.  We learned you can do lots with just a 2x4 and some odds and ends around the house.

halloween craft 2

halloween craft 3

Next up Halloween, stayed tuned to see my first ever home made costume.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Fun

This summer we traveled 72 hours in the car, circled through every state around Nevada, some we hit twice and had a wonderful time with all our family.

1st stop: Lincoln City Oregon

The Manwaring Family Reunion.  Where we had lot’s of fun playing in the ocean and enjoying some sweatshirt weather.


The view out our condo window, so beautiful.

Condo view

beach14th of July crafts with aunt Josie & sight seeing old lighthouses.

4th july  Light house

Cousin time and tide pools

Cousins  Ocean

Fun Family Night with Grandma Ginny

Gma ginny

2nd Stop:  The Boise Green Belt

We intended to stop and do some biking on the Boise green belt, but only 5 min. on the trail and we ended up with lot’s of scratched and one broken arm. Broken arm 1

Broken arm

Ami stayed by Megs side through lots of dr. office waiting time. That’s true cousin love.

Megan and Ami


Dinner entertainment after a long day.

Silly boy

3rd Stop: Aunt Rooie’s for a Perm.



4th stop: Utah

More cousin fun!

Summer 2012


Visiting my favorite Grandpa and Grandma Hirschi

Gma gpa hirschi

5th Stop: Red Fish Lake

climbing on the logs


taking a tour of the kids dragon museum

Dinosaur museum

Finally heading home

Toe swimming at the hotel.  Poor Girl =(

Toe swimming


Megan’s new man.  I think he is a keeper!

New man

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Goals Accomplished

This summer I had two goals:

#1 Super clean the entire house.

#2 Make the kids Levi quilts.

So I am happy to say that as we cleaned the garage this morning goal # 1 was accomplished.  One entire house all clean and just before our vacation. It will be so nice to start this school year off with a very clean house.

As for goal #2 here is the proof.  Two Levi quilts all done, and I still have enough Levis left to make me and Brian each one too.

quilt 1quilt 2

Megan also accomplished a great feat this summer.  She jumped off the high dive at the pool.  Her next goal is to do it without the life jacket.

diving 1diving 2diving 3

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

3rd Grade Camp

Last week Megs and I went on an over night 3rd grade campout.  We had a lot of fun.  We left Wednesday from school and returned Thursday at the end of school.  Her teacher did an amazing job at keeping the kids busy with all kind of classes from sports, to arts and crafts, to learning about snakes, lizards and our local plants.

Here are just a few pictures of our adventure.

Our roomies for the night3rd grade camp5

A little break from classes with her BFF

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Campfire songs that seemed to never end even when the fire was out

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Finally ready for bed at 10:30 pm

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Learning all about snakes, she is much braver than her mother.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

She’s 9

Another birthday has come and gone and my baby girls is 9

This year she informed me she wanted a kindle fire and a ice cream sandwich cake for her birthday.  I quickly let her know that I would not be giving a nine year old her very own kindle fire, but I could figure out how to do a ice cream sandwich cake so I turned this….

megs cake 2012

into this….

megs cake 2 2012

We got her a new big bike instead of the kindle fire. 

Which I think she loved just a much.

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We also had a small dance party. 

The girls made flip flops and danced all night.

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And at the end of the forever

long birthday weekend. 

“ This was the best Birthday ever.” 

Whew another successful year done.